Europe worried by the prospect of war


German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is on an official visit to Russia. In Yekaterinburg, he delivered a public lecture and also met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Kiev aggravates

Steinmeier's visit comes in the wake of the latest exacerbation of Russian-Western relations. A Ukrainian group of saboteurs was arrested last week by Russia’s secret service FSB. It was revealed that the Ukrainians had intended to organize terrorist attacks in Russian Crimea. During the arrest, two Russian citizens from the Federal Security Service and military of the Armed Forces were killed. This tragic incident has provoked tensions between Ukraine and Russia. The Ukrainian regime has begun to move its troops towards the border with Russia and the republics of Donbass, preparing for an invasion.

Washington’s Hope

Obviously, this hostile activity is coordinated with the United States and NATO, which want to unleash a new war on the border with Russia. At the same time, the US leadership believes that Russia will not inflict a crushing defeat on Ukraine and thereby objectively lower its status in the geopolitical confrontation by trying to solve an insolvable conflict. At the same time, the United States wants to show ”Russia’s aggressiveness” to Europe.

The risk of manipulation

Germany, as the leading country in continental Europe, would like to avoid being drawn into the conflict. However, Berlin’s diplomatic and military weakness and dependence on the US render any European peace initiative part of the manipulation of the American side. Europeans have urged Russia to offer concessions, but are unable to force the Ukrainian side to do the same. All the while, the US is grateful for any European initiatives to pacify Russia while it supports the aggressive regime in Kiev at the same time.